Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Fall

Just in time for winter.
Fifties girl Great stock, top dealers, super venue. The 2014 Fall edition promises even more – excellent range and variety in vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7
Hours: Sunday, October 26, 10am – 5pm
Admission Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under no charge

Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on October 26, including…

Cyndy Calder, The Bead Goes On…, Toronto

“Clutches,clutches,clutches the hottest bag of the season. I have saved many skin, designer and leather bags for the show along with many interesting statement pieces of costume jewellery.”


Anne Sachar, Reflections of Tyme, St. Davids

“If you can’t be a designer,do the next best thing – sell vintage Designer Label clothing! Catering to hard working young women, older women feeling “young at heart” , small to plus sizes ! and everyone that loves vintage : well-made, affordable, usually adorable or classic one-of-a-kind items- dresses, suits, jackets,and fur trimmed pieces….bringing Prada, Escada, D&G, Valentino, Givenchy, Armani, to name a few…definitely a MUST-SEE booth!…. Since I only do shows, can’t wait for the next one!…Anne

Dianna Elliott, Collingwood “I’ll have some dresses from the 1960′s and 70′s with matching coats. Some are jewelled – labels like ‘Du-Rite’, ‘Miss Sun Valley’, ‘Murray G’ and ‘Lee Richards’. Also, Goth and Neo victorian garments – including these waistcoats and vintage tuxedos, sizes 38 to 44. I will also include a genuine victorian ‘Prince Albert Coat’.
Margaret Piltzmaker, Toronto “I am saving this magnificent Chinese embroidery for the October show and will display it behind my booth. Piltzmaker1It measures 6 feet by 6 feet and is worked in pastel colored silk with a pale green background. Made in China probably for the European market. Dated circa 1920′s, this is a museum piece…the photo does not do it justice”
Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton
“We are a mother/daughter team that carry a unique range of items. Our favourite areas are vintage sewing items, unusual jewellery and ladies accessories and exquisite hand done textiles.”

For Wychwood we have a 1950′s swimsuit by Gabar for Frances Brewster
10 yards of unused 1950′s border print with scenes of Venice, and a
1960′s suede jacket made in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Patricia Gostick, Bijoux Vintage Costume Jewellery, Toronto specializes in quality vintage costume jewellery and accessories.  ”Knowledge, service and fairness are my trademarks.”, says Patricia.

For the October Wychwood Show, Patricia will be offering the following:
a dramatic, Deco-inspired, beaded and sequined evening jacket a great selection of moderately priced bangles and bracelets a dazzling array of rings, many interesting demi parures…
Of course, seasonal hats, scarves and purses, as well as lovely vanity items, will also delight those who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of fine vintage items. 
Leona Milne, The Root Cellar, Port Dover “The “show” aspect of this antique business is definitely where we belong.Milne1 And even tho we are relatively new to the Wychwood vintage clothing show we find it to be a very fun, upbeat type of show where we meet the most interesting people, dealers, browsers and customers. Among things we’re bringing is this 1920′s flapper dress in vibrant green. Does not have a label but is one of the sweetest little vintage dresses we have had.”
Adeline Pelosi, Whitby “For almost 30 years, I have had a passion for antique and vintage textiles. Each item in my collection was a chosen treasure.”

“For the Wychwood show, along with pillowcases, napkins, hankys, dresses, monogrammed linens and antique fabrics, I will have a unique girls lace christening gown, a faux leopard swing coat and a black velvet hooded opera coat.”

Claude Provost, Decol’Age, Montreal
“I have been very fond of Bakelite jewelry since I started in the business. Tthere is something special about the sound. I enjoy high fashion jewelry, modern style from the 1960’s and 1970’s which has a lasting design and also good custom jewelry and silver jewelry. The era that I like is from the 1900’s to the 1970’s.”

“At the Wychwood show I will bring a beautiful French sterling silver Art Nouveau locket with the design of an Ibis on top. I will also have a lady’s walking stick from the Art Deco era with rhinestones and studs on one tip.”

‘She’s So Glam’, Beth South, PetroliaSouth1 Specializing in Vintage Ladies’ fashion & accessories (pre1970) “For the fall show, we’re bringingNew Old Stock – Marni Knit Dresses, (2 are pictured) from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Vintage crinolines, (a black one is pictured) a satin 50s circle skirt pictured; 50s, 60s dresses, (pictured is a Mod 60s custom made dress w. matching “Jackie O” hat) 60s wedding gown, lingerie, scarves, purses, kid leather and other gloves, catalogues, magazines, shoes, vintage Escada, other designer pieces, etc.. Vintage sewing patterns, buttons…..Lots of variety to choose from…”
Wendy Bray, Retrouver, Toronto “We will be bringing fabulous lucite handbags from the 50s, hats from the 50s to the 80s including designer hats from Studio Kokin, NY, and a vast array of winter costs including animal prints, vintage furs and capes! We’re also bringing lots of shoes.

We are incurable collectors who have a passion in finding unusual, different, and sometimes daring vintage items and integrating them into our lives and sense of style. We strongly believe in reusing and reinventing treasures whenever possible as part of our green philosophy.

We love to share the glamour and charm of bygone eras and encourage people like you to have fun, add life and zest to your modern collections through exploring vintage. Find the joy we have experienced throughout our 20 years in the business – selling in antique malls and participating in heritage and vintage clothing shows.

Let us help you remember, rediscover, and reuse through vintage.

Happy Discoveries!”
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David Weber, Joie de Vivre, Brights Grove, ON New to the Wychwood show, David has an extremely wide range of great vintage clothing and accessories, for both men and women. Mens’ ties, jackets and more; Womens’ dresses, furs, shoes and accessories.
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Annetique Boutique and Kitsch Collectibles, Thornhill, ON “We will have a huge selection of vintage buttons, antique trim, lace collars, sewing items and some antique linens. We’re also bringing designer scarves, and purses. Items of SPECIAL interest will be a museum quality silk and velvet crazy quilt, a stunning Edwardian Ayrshire lace Christening dress with underskirt and some gorgeous Victorian embroidered bed linens. Come and visit us at the show”

Also, meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood in October:

Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toront

What’ll I wear, Kingston

Ian Drummond Collection, Toronto

Forget Me Not Vintage, Scarborough

English Eccentrics, Toronto

And several others


Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.

The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.

Getting There

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.

St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
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